About our Presenters - Robert "Pete" Peterson

Captain Robert “Pete” Peterson, USN (ret.) was one of the first Navy SEALs to go to Vietnam with Special Operations Group and was one of the first Officers responsible for establishing SEAL combat tactics and understanding the importance of the SEALs having a combat interpreter as part of the unit. He led the 7th Platoon on approximately 100 combat missions and received the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Bronze Star with Combat V, and the Presidential Unit Citation.

Captain Peterson is a plank owner in SEAL Team Two and was involved in a documentary film, “A Bond Unbroken,” about a Vietnamese man, Nguyen Hoang Minh, who served as a combat interpreter for the SEALs.